Ken Adams Drafting Clearer Contracts 2019 Masterclass (Malaysia)
Date:               15 October 2019
Registration:  8.30am to 9.00am
Event:             9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue:            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400 Malaysia
Room:             Willow

ALB is pleased to present internationally renowned contracts expert Ken Adams for one day only in Singapore. This hands-on masterclass explores how to draft contracts that express deal terms clearly and effectively, saving you time and money, enhancing your competitiveness, and mitigating risk. Rather than simply lecturing, Ken uses interactive exercises, encouraging participation and addressing practical considerations related to the drafting process. This masterclass is valuable for both junior and senior legal professionals, with tips that apply to all contracts drafted in English, whatever the governing law.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Practical skills from a global industry leader
  • The problem with traditional contract language
  • How efficient contract drafting can benefit your business
  • The basics of rigorous contract language and layout
  • Why revising your contract process can improve contract language

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Lawyers • In-house counsel • Paralegals and managers in law firms and corporations • Contract managers • Anyone who drafts, negotiates, or reviews contracts

SPECIAL OFFER- FREE BOOK!

Each participant will receive, at no extra charge, a copy of the latest edition of Ken Adams’s book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. The seminar explores issues addressed in detail in this one-of-a-kind book that has become a valued resource for the legal profession.

TESTIMONIALS

"A potentially very dry subject was delivered seriously, but with humour. There were lots of opportunities to discuss the changes of language proposed; useful tips to take away; and, of course, a copy of the book!"

"Ken Adams was an excellent presenter—supremely knowledgeable about the subject and very humorous in his delivery."

"The best contract-drafting training I have ever participated in."

"It is a revolution for legal professionals and basically renders irrelevant what I learned previously. But I like it!"

"A highly practical and user-friendly approach to the subject that can immediately be put into practice."

"Very helpful. Especially for us non-native speakers, because we always follow the traditional pattern of contract templates without knowing why."

 

Ken Adams Drafting Clearer Contracts 2019 Masterclass (Malaysia)
Date:               15 October 2019
Registration:  8.30am to 9.00am
Event:             9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue:            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400 Malaysia
Room:             Willow

8:30 - 9:00
Registration


9:00 - 9:20
The state of contract drafting

  • Costs and causes of deficient drafting
  • Goals for the program

9:20 - 10:10
The Front and Back of the Contract

  • Title and introductory clause
  • Function and layout of recitals
  • Traditional recital of consideration
  • Concluding clause
  • Role of exhibits and schedules

10:10 - 10:30
Categories of Contract Language

  • Different categories of contract language and their function
  • How to distinguish between categories
  • Why does it matter?

10:30 - 10:45
Break

10:45 - 11:45
Categories of Contract Language, cont.

11:45 - 12:05
Layout

  • How to present sections, subsections, and enumerated clauses
  • Using Adams’s enumeration scheme
  • Issues of typography

12:05 - 12:30
Using Defined Terms

  • Two kinds of definitions
  • Role of the definition section
  • Using an index of defined terms

12:30 - 13:30
Luncheon 

13:30 - 14:10
Ambiguity and Vagueness

  • Different kinds of ambiguity
  • How to avoid them
  • How to use vagueness

14:10 - 15:00
Select Usages

  • Problematic words and phrases
  • Clearer alternatives

15:00 - 15:15
Break

15:15 - 15:30
Drafting as Writing

  • Some general principles of good writing that apply to contract drafting

15:30 - 16:40
Bringing It All Together

  • Redrafting sample provisions

16:40 - 17:00
Effecting Change

  • The individual
  • The organization

17:00 
End Of Program

Ken Adams Drafting Clearer Contracts 2019 Masterclass (Malaysia)
Date:               15 October 2019
Registration:  8.30am to 9.00am
Event:             9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue:            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400 Malaysia
Room:             Willow

Ken Adams, Author, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting
As the leading authority on contract language, Ken Adams has successfully coached people around the world in drafting clearer contracts. His groundbreaking book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting has sold tens of thousands of copies internationally since it was first published by the American Bar Association in 2004. The much-expanded fourth edition was published in October 2017. Participants of this seminar will receive a copy at no extra charge.

In 2014, the Legal Writing Institute awarded Ken its Golden Pen Award, “to recognize his exemplary work in contract drafting.” As part of its “Legal Rebels” project, in 2009 the ABA Journal—the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association—named Ken one of its initial group of fifty leading innovators in the legal profession. And in 2015 the ABA Journal named Ken’s blog to the Hall of Fame of its “Blawg 100”—its list of the hundred best law blogs.

For more information about Ken and his activities, go to www.adamsdrafting.com.

Ken Adams Drafting Clearer Contracts 2019 Masterclass (Malaysia)
Date:               15 October 2019
Registration:  8.30am to 9.00am
Event:             9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue:            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400 Malaysia
Room:             Willow

Pricing
Law Firms / Service Providers
Early bird price: SAVE USD390 - Register by 8 August 2019 and pay only USD630!
Regular price: USD1,020

In-House/General Counsels
Early bird price: SAVE USD100 - Register by 8 August 2019 and pay only USD450!
Regular price: USD550

Group price: Register five participants from your organisation and the 5th person attends for free.
Price includes the seminar, luncheon, course materials, and a complimentary copy of Ken Adams’s book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting.

Contact
Contact The Following To Book Your Seats
Jessica Mak
(65) 6870 3504 / xingyi.mak@tr.com
or
Julian O’Hara
(65) 6870 3575 / JulianFrancis.O’hara@thomsonreuters.com

Ken Adams Drafting Clearer Contracts 2019 Masterclass (Malaysia)
Date:               15 October 2019
Registration:  8.30am to 9.00am
Event:             9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue:            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400 Malaysia
Room:             Willow

Contact
Contact The Following To Book Your Seats
Jessica Mak
(65) 6870 3504 / xingyi.mak@tr.com
or
Julian O’Hara
(65) 6870 3575 / JulianFrancis.O’hara@thomsonreuters.com